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Magnus, meaning "great" in Latin, was sometimes used as a first name among Romans but was not particularly common among them. The best-known Roman bearing the name was the third-century usurper. The name gained wider popularity in the Middle Ages, various European peoples, and their royal houses, being introduced to it upon being converted to the Latin-speaking Catholic Christianity. This was especially the case with Scandinavian royalty and nobility.

As a Scandinavian forename, it was extracted from the Frankish ruler Charlemagne''s Latin name "Carolus Magnus" and re-analyzed as Old Norse magn-hús = "power house".

Magnus may refer to:

  • 1 People
    • 1.1 People with the sole name Magnus
      • 1.1.1 Kings of Norway
      • 1.1.2 Kings of Denmark
      • 1.1.3 Kings of Sweden
      • 1.1.4 King of Livonia
      • 1.1.5 Dukes
      • 1.1.6 Other
    • 1.2 Saints
    • 1.3 People with the family name Magnus
      • 1.3.1 In fiction
    • 1.4 People with the given name Magnus
      • 1.4.1 In fiction
    • 1.5 Pseudonyms
    • 1.6 Other
  • 2 Species
  • 3 See also
People People with the sole name Magnus Kings of Norway
  • Magnus I of Norway (1024–1047)
  • Magnus II of Norway (1048–1069)
  • Magnus III of Norway (1073–1103)
  • Magnus IV of Norway (c. 1115–1139)
  • Magnus V of Norway (1156–1184)
  • Magnus VI of Norway (1238–1280)
  • Magnus VII of Norway (1316–1374)
Kings of Denmark
  • Magnus the good of Denmark (1042-1047)
Kings of Sweden
  • Magnus I of Sweden (c. 1106–1134)
  • Magnus II of Sweden (died 1161)
  • Magnus III of Sweden (1240–1290)
  • Magnus IV of Sweden (1316–1374), also Magnus VII of Norway
King of Livonia
  • Magnus of Livonia (1540–1583), also Duke of Holstein
  • Magnus, Duke of Saxony (c. 1045–1106)
  • Magnus the Pious, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (before 1318–1369)
  • Magnus II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1324–1373), also known as Magnus with the Necklace
  • Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (1488–1543)
  • Magnus (Roman usurper) (died 235)
  • Magnus (consul 460) (c. 390 or 405 – 475)
  • Magnus (bishop), Roman Catholic Bishop of Turku between 1291 and 1308
  • Magnus, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen (1455-1524)
  • Magnus of Anagni (died 2nd century)
  • Magnus of Cuneo (died 3rd century)
  • Magnus of Milan, bishop of Milan from 518 to c. 530
  • Magnus of Avignon (died 660), bishop and governor of Avignon
  • Magnus of Füssen, missionary saint of southern Germany, seventh or eighth century
People with the family name Magnus
  • Albertus Magnus (born 1193-1206, died 1280), German theologian and philosopher
  • Désiré Magnus, Belgian pianist
  • Elisabeth von Magnus, Austrian singer
  • Heinrich Gustav Magnus, professor of chemistry
  • Heinrich Magnus, German physicist who discovered the Magnus effect
  • Ludwig Immanuel Magnus, German mathematician
  • Paul Wilhelm Magnus, German botanist
  • Siobhan Magnus, American singer
  • Wilhelm Magnus, German mathematician
In fiction
  • Leon Magnus, a character from Tales of Destiny
  • Will Magnus, a scientist character in the DC Comics universe
  • Dr. Helen Magnus, Ashley Magnus, characters in the Canadian fantasy TV series Sanctuary
  • Magnus Bane, a character from the book series the Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices
People with the given name Magnus
  • Magnus W. Alexander, German engineer
  • Magnus Arvedson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Magnus Bahne, Finnish footballer
  • Magnus Bäckstedt, a Swedish road cyclist
  • Magnus Betnér, a Swedish comedian
  • Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess grandmaster, world chess champion and No. 1 ranked player in the world
  • Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney
  • Magnus Hirschfeld, German physician and sexologist
  • Magnus Larsson, former professional tennis player from Sweden
  • Magnus Magnusson, Icelandic-born BBC personality and Mastermind quiz-master
  • Magnus Manske, German biochemist and developer, developed first version of MediaWiki software
  • Magnus Norman, former professional Swedish tennis player
  • Max Magnus Norman, contemporary artist
  • Magnús Ver Magnússon of Iceland, four-time World’s Strongest Man champion
  • Magnus Samuelsson, a Swedish strongman and former World''s Strongest Man
  • Magnús Scheving, creator and co-star of the children''s television show LazyTown
  • Magnus Büchel, Liechtenstein judoka
  • Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson, Swedish hockey player
  • Magnus Rosén, ex-HammerFall bassist
  • Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway, Prince of Norway
  • Magnus Pyke, (1908—1992), a British scientist and media figure
In fiction
  • Magnus Bane, a character in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
  • Magnus Eisengrim, a character in the Deptford Trilogy
  • Magnus Gallant, a main character in Ogre Battle 64
  • Magnus (Marvel Comics), two characters in the Marvel universe
  • Magnus Pym, the central character of A Perfect Spy
  • Magnus, Robot Fighter, a comic book character published by Gold Key and Valiant comics
  • Magnus the Red, a character in the Warhammer 40,000 universe
  • Magnus, the official mascot of Cleveland State Vikings
  • Magnus (The Vampire Chronicles), a character in The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • Magnus is revealed to be the real name of the Doctor Who character the Master
  • Ultra Magnus, several characters in the Transformers universe
  • Magnus, a significant character from Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Magnus Hammersmith, an antagonist in Metalocalypse
  • Magnus, a god featured in the lore of the Bethesda video game series The Elder Scrolls
  • Magnus von Grapple, a boss in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
  • Magnus, pseudonym of American magician Jeff McBride
  • Magnus, pen name of Italian comic book artist Roberto Raviola
  • Magnus (formerly Brutus Magnus), ring name of English professional wrestler Nick Aldis (born 1986)
  • Pompey Magnus, Roman consul and general who was given the honorific "Magnus"
  • Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper and Western Roman Emperor (died 388)
  • Montius Magnus, 4th-century Roman Quaestor
SpeciesLatin binomial abbreviations for species
  • A. magnus
  • E. magnus
  • G. magnus
  • P. magnus (disambiguation)

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